BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS'
Commissioners' Conference Room
Stewart presided with Commissioners Bill Dwyer, Bill Fleenor, Bobby Green, Sr.,
and Peter Sorenson present. County
Administrator Bill Van Vactor, County Counsel Teresa Wilson and Recording
Secretary Melissa Zimmer were also present.
ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA
Ron Land, Eugene, reviewed the webcast discussion. He
said there was a discussion about fairness, changing midstream about permits for
dwellings on hold in the F2 zone. He noted that any restrictions or conditions of approval are
within the guidelines of the Board. He
said for people who live on E. 43rd, the rules were changed in 1991.
They were assured no one would be doing work on E. 43rd
without a facility permit. He added
that it was changed in 2002 and they didnít know about it.
He noted in March 2007, the old rules applied and they were changed in
May 2007. He said they were assured
a facility permit would be required. He
stated the current policy is unfair to anyone who gets a dwelling in the F2
zone. He stated they could do work
on the road and put in a driveway and the inspection of the road wonít happen
until right before occupancy. He
asked if the County could go back and tell people things were done wrong.
Cindy Land, Eugene, commented that with E 43rd,
it wasnít about maintenance, they donít want the County to maintain the
road. They want to make sure things
are done in a safe way that follows the code as the neighborhood develops.
She added that wildfire is an issue and if it starts, it will go to
expensive properties. She wanted
proof that licensed contractors will do the work.
Eugene, said the only complaint he has about legal staff is that they should be
looking after everyone in the County, not just to their staff. He said legal staff shouldnít use trickery.
He said he didnít pay $12,000 because his fines were not fair.
He said there were broken promises by the County.
He stated that staff lies and they are not looking out for the citizens.
Eugene, stated there are problems with the judicial system.
He said he was in court facing a fine of $100. He said he had the money but he wanted to see a judge.
He disagreed with the judge. He
said a cop gave him a $280 ticket while he was sitting in court.
He pled guilty to the crime because he was coerced.
He didnít think it was right that he was threatened.
Peg Gerber, Mapleton, said the area is struggling with
drugs and small crimes. She said
they are trying to start a cabinet shop. She
doesnít know why they canít have a small business in the Davidson Industries
building as it is an old building and it is empty. She stated they know the goal is to have a thriving business
but in this economy she thought they could loosen up regulations to allow for
entrepreneurial businesses. She
wanted either a way to get a variance on the zoning or to ease up on County
A. Approval of Minutes:
July 25, 2007, 9:00
a.m., Regular Meeting
B. Health and Human Services
1) ORDER 07-9-26-1/In the Matter of Delegating Authority to the
County Administrator to Sign an Amendment to Increase Available Funds by
$110,000 for Practice Management Services Provided by the Oregon Community
Health Information Network, Inc. to the Community Health Centers of Lane County
for the Period July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.
2) ORDER 07-9-26-2/In the Matter of Approving the Amendment to
the 2007-2009 Lane County Implementation Plan for Mental Health and Addiction
C. Management Services
1) ORDER 07-9-26-3/In the Matter of Authorizing the Sale of
Surplus County Owned Real Property for $1,250 to Paul and Brenda Pollard (Map
No. 21-35-16-11, Tax Lots 5300 and 5301, Adjacent to 48429 3rd
D. Public Works
1) ORDER 07-9-26-4/In the Matter of Awarding a Three-Year
Requirements Contract to Jerry Brown Company for the Purchase of Cardlock Fuel
and Fueling Services in Veneta, Contract No. FY07/08 FS-01.
2) ORDER 07-9-26-5/In the Matter of Delegating Contract Signature
Authority to the County Administrator For an Agreement With ODOT Covering
Emergency Relief Program Expenditures on County Roads Damaged by a Storm Event
Beginning in December 2005.
to approve the Consent Calendar.
Dwyer MOVED, Green
a. REPORT BACK Eugene/Springfield Metropolitan Area General Plan Letters
to Eugene and Springfield.
Van Vactor distributed a draft letter.
He tried to capture the five points from last week.
He recommended not putting in a discussion about the urban renewal
district. He indicated that they
need a joint elected officials meeting. He
added that the cities will have issues as well and they will have to agree on
Fleenor said that urban renewal districts are currently being considered
by several cities, and as such Lane County would like to have a discussion on
the long term impacts on County property tax revenues.
Sorenson thought paragraph 3 needed to be clear for compact urban
Green wanted a discussion about strategies. He added when the city does a study about buildable lands he
wants to know whether they take into consideration farmland.
Stewart said their mission and goal is to protect farmland and t and
recognize the goals and needs of the Metro Plan.
Fleenor suggested for paragraph 3 that it is Lane Countyís desire to
protect and enhance compact urban growth boundaries, knowing the pressures for
development. He wanted to say that
Lane County will develop strategies to preserve high value farm land promoting
compact urban growth boundaries.
MOTION: to move
approval of the letter Van Vactor directed in draft in substantially similar
form as they have discussed and Stewart will send the letter.
Sorenson MOVED, Dwyer SECONDED.
CORRESPONDENCE TO THE BOARD
indicated in agenda setting they discussed SB 994 that pertains to the funds the
legislature allocated to the County for transportation for $10 million.
He and Sorenson will schedule a meeting with the mayors, administrators
and council presidents to discuss honoring the process they used with the city
county road partnership. He said
the senate bill requires that they meet with the cities about projects and they
believe it meets the requirement of the bill and it will generate support for a
good project list.
said he was contacted by the city manager from Veneta who wanted clarification
on the board order requesting that LCOG consider having additional public
hearings on the population projections. He
said they wanted to know what the Boardís intentions were as far as how many
hearings and how much time has passed and whether they should report back to the
reported the LCOG meeting of the Board of Directors took place on Saturday.
He said because there was notification given out for a Public Hearing for
the projected population growth process, a Public Hearing was held and it
was continued to December 13. He
added the record is open and each city that asked for population growth for a
Public Hearing process could be included.
announced that Tom Stinchfield is retiring.
announced his last class of County College.
reported on the Golden Gardens tour. He
said the city is putting together a package to allow the County to purchase the
land. On Monday Green said there
was an AOC District meeting in Corvallis. He
went to Medford to be part of the Oregon Juvenile Directors Department
Conference. He commented that Lisa
Smith, Department of Youth Services, is well respected around the state.
said he delivered a letter to Mayor Piercy about the results of the Boardís
processing the Delta Sand application. He
announced that at the LCOG Board meeting, their Board gave approval to purchase
the Aster Building. He announced a
meeting for Children and Families he will be attending.
He added that there will be an Economic Development Standing Committee
meeting tomorrow at noon.
said he would be giving a talk about neighborhood problems in the Churchill
EXECUTIVE SESSION as per ORS 192.660
There being no further business, Commissioner Stewart
recessed the meeting at 11:00 a.m.